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lymphoma,

a cancer of the tissue of the lymphatic systemlymphatic system
, network of vessels carrying lymph, or tissue-cleansing fluid, from the tissues into the veins of the circulatory system. The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines.
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. There are two categories of lymphomas. One type is termed Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin's disease,
a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young adults and the elderly.
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, the other, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (see lymphoma, non-Hodgkin'slymphoma, non-Hodgkin's,
any cancer of the lymphoid tissue (see lymphatic system) in which the Reed-Sternberg cells characteristic of Hodgkin's disease (the other category of lymphoma) are not present.
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). See also neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
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8 Burkitt's lymphoma of stomach is an exceptionally rare disease in adults.
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2:15 ROLES OF GB3/CD77 IN BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA CELLS**, Brittney Newton*(1), Mark Maloney (1), Shanita Bishop (1), Marisela DeLeon (1), Guoshen Wang (2) and Leonard Anderson (2), (1) Spelman College, Atlanta, GA 30314 and (2) Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310.
While the study yielded only mixed results against that disease, the researchers noticed a striking drop in cases of Burkitt's lymphoma, a blood cancer.
Fine needle aspiration cytology was consistent with Burkitt's lymphoma.
Burkitt's lymphoma is a highly aggressive, mature B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is rare outside Africa.
Yorkshire terrier Casper would not leave Emily Kearney's side as she battled Burkitt's lymphoma, which affects white blood cells.
She is attending to him and refuses to leave his side, just as he did for her six years ago as she battled Burkitt's lymphoma for five months.